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The School of Information and Communication Studies at University 
College Dublin (UCD ICS) is pleased to announce a number of 2017 iSchool 
PhD Scholarships

The iSchool scholarship covers tuition fees at the EU rate and includes 
a €10,000 stipend per year, for 3 years. Non-EU students may be offered 
the scholarship at EU rate and apply the stipend to make of the 
difference between the EU and the Non-EU tuition rate.

===The School of Information and Communication Studies (UCD ICS)===

UCD ICS is part of the iSchool caucus and its research is highly 
interdisciplinary. Much of the work is strongly anchored in the human 
sciences, focusing on the interaction between people, information and 
society in technological and communicative contexts. It has a strong 
base in theories from across the disciplines, uses both qualitative and 
quantitative research methods and is interdisciplinary in its research 
outputs and focus.  

==Core areas of research include: ==     

     •    Human Computer Interaction (In particular Interaction Science, 
Speech Interfaces/Language Technologies)
     •    Theoretical Foundations of Information Science
     •    People, Information, and Communication
     •    Digital Curation and Digital Heritage
     •    Data and Society, Data Repositories and Critical Data Studies
     •    Data Journalism

==About University College Dublin (UCD)==

UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an 
environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, 
research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of 
activity. The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; 
it is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide. UCD 
is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 
students drawn from over 120 countries, and includes 5,500 students 
based at locations outside of Ireland. 

As Ireland's largest 
university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD 
embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland; through 
the study and discussion of people, society, business, economy, culture, 
languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and 

==How to Apply==

***In the first instance, potential applicants should also approach the 
potential supervisor to discuss an application (see for further information on staff research 

Any applicant that submits an application to the full time PhD programme 
(code W139) on the UCD Online Applications system by May 15th 2017, will 
be considered for the iSchool PhD Scholarship.

Applications must be submitted by May 15th 2017. Further information can 
be found at under 
the heading Scholarships.
Too brief? Here's why

Benjamin R Cowan PhD
Co-Director of the Creative Technologies Network
School of Information & Communication Studies
University College Dublin
Twitter: @BCowanHCI
CTN Web:

NB- I do not check my email at weekends or much in the evening.
If anything is urgent please phone.
Recent papers:
Pinder, C., Vermeulen, J., Cowan, B.R., Beale, R., & Hendley, R. (To 
Appear). Exploring the Feasibility of Subliminal Priming on Smartphones. 
Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2017.

Cowan, B.R., et al., (To Appear). "What can I help you with?": 
Infrequent users' experiences of Intelligent Personal Assistants. 
Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2017.

Huang, Y., Gilmartin, E., Cowan, B.R., & Campbell, N. (2016). A 
Preliminary Exploration of Group Social Engagement Level Recognition in 
Multiparty Casual Conversation. Proceedings of SPECOM 2016,Budapest, 
Hungary, p.75-83.

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